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  • PROJECT 2000s

    OH! SUPER MILKCHAN

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Jan 2000–Apr 2000
    Length : 30min X 12 eps
    Broadcasting Station : WOWOW
    Contact Info : Asia/Pierrot, Others/SUPLEX

    Get ready to meet the most unlikely operative trio in the history of animation! Milkchan is a cute girl living with a robot-girl Tetsuko and Hanage, a caterpillar-like creature. Their big secret? They are secret operatives working for the President!
    Whenever the President makes his special calls, it is Milkchan and her sidekicks to the rescue! Examples of cases involve fish gone crazy by wine that has flown out of a sinking ship and pigs planning to flee to countries that do not eat pigs. These bizarre cases can only be solved by Milkchan's flexible mind and unique ideas!
    With full of surreal gags and tongue-in-the-cheek humor spiced by Milkchan's cynical dialogue, Oh! Super Milkchan is a stylish and cute animation with a kick!

    ©2003 FG/SSNW/SPLX/RTK/ADV

    PROJECT 2000s

    GENSOMADEN SAIYUKI

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 2000–Mar 2001
    Length : 30min X 50 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : ENOKI FILM

    Here is a bold take on the famous Chinese classic Journey to the West!
    Shangri-La was once a utopia where humans and monsters co-lived in harmony. The peace is however threatened when someone plots to resurrect a powerful demon Gyumaoh. The resurrection attempt generates negative energy over Shangri-La, making monsters lose self-control and attack humans indiscriminately. The heaven orders Genjyo Sanzo, an apostate priest to thwart the resurrection plot. Together with Son Goku, Cho Hakkai and Sha Gojyo, Sanzo sets out on a perilous journey!
    Filled with stylish action, unique characters, deadly enemy and gripping storyline, GENSOMADEN SAIYUKI is an exciting fantasy action that is certain to keep you in thrall.

    ©2000 KAZUYA MINEKURA/ICHIJINSHA・SAIYUKI PROJECT・TV TOKYO

    PROJECT 2000s

    AYASHI NO CERES

    –CERES, CELESTIAL LEGEND-

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 2000–Sep 2000
    Length : 30min X 24 eps
    Broadcasting Station : WOWOW
    Contact Info : BANDAI VISUAL

    Get ready for a sweeping fantasy thriller of romance, betrayal and reconciliation as a girl sets out on a journey to redeem her ancestor's sin.
    Ceres, a celestial goddess, had her robe stolen by the Mikage family's earliest ancestor in the past. Without her magical robe, Ceres was stranded in this world, having no choice but to marry the very man who had stolen her robe and bear his children. Her grudge against Mikage however ran in the family blood, waiting to be awakened. When a Mikage descendent girl Aya turns 16 and Ceres chooses her as the vehicle to get revenge on the Mikage family, Aya finds herself a target of her own family who once and for all tries to finish off Ceres. In order to redeem her ancestor's sin and to help Ceres go back to the celestial realm, Aya sets out on a journey to retrieve the lost robe.

    ©Yuu Watase/Shogakukan・BANDAI VISUAL・PIERROT

    PROJECT 2000s

    GAKKO NO KAIDAN

    – GHOSTS AT SCHOOL –

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 2000–Mar 2001
    Length : 30min X 20 eps
    Broadcasting Station : FUJI TV
    Contact Info : FUJI CREATIVE CORPORATION

    School can be a drag – especially when it is teeming with pesky spooks!
    The Miyanoshita siblings – Satsuki and Keiichiro come to their parents' home town upon their mother's death. They enroll in the same elementary school their parents went. On their first day of school, they unwittingly wander into an abandoned school building and come upon their deceased mother's diary. The diary is full of entries about monsters and ghosts that their mother had successfully put to spiritual hibernation. Wheels start turning when a tree that had been imprisoning the monsters gets cut down, unleashing a horde of spooks to the world, threatening the humans!
    Now it is up to Satsuki and Keiichiro to put the spooks back to hibernation. Using their mother's diary and with their friends' help, the siblings venture out on the spook-busting of all time!

    ©KODANSHA・FUJI TV・Aniplex・PIERROT

    PROJECT 2000s

    FUSHIGI YUGI EIKO-DEN

    Original Video Animation
    Production Year : 2001, 2002
    Length : 30min X 4 eps
    Distributor : SHOGAKUKAN
    Contact Info : FUJI CREATIVE CORPORATION

    In this OVA of the popular FUSHIGI YUGI series, Taka makes another return to the Universe of Four Gods—this time to rescue both his beloved family and the Konan Empire.
    Happily married and expecting their first baby, Miaka and Taka savor their peaceful life in this world. Their quiet life is however brutally interrupted when a high school girl Mayo comes across the Universe of Four Gods. Driven by her crush on Taka as well as frustration with her own life, Mayo transports herself into the universe of the book in hopes to rewrite the history so that Taka's feelings can also be rewritten. Mayo's transport unexpectedly takes Miaka's unborn baby into the book, leaving Miaka in a coma as a result.
    Now begins Taka's new journey in the book world. The Seven Celestial Warriors must be reunited if he is to see his family and the homeland back to the way they used to be.

    ©Yuu Watase, Megumi Nishizaki/Shogakukan・Pierrot・FCC・GENEON ENTERTAINMENT

    PROJECT 2000s

    SUPER GALS!

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 2001–Mar 2002
    Length : 30min X 52 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : ENOKI FILM

    She has all that takes to be the No.1 gal in Shibuya, the hottest city in Japan.

    Great friends to make fool out of yourself with? —Check.
    Latest fashion and make-up? —Check.
    Fiery spirit and passion for anything that is fun and exciting? —Check!

    Ran Kotobuki is a teenage girl who attends (or does not attend, to be more precise) Honan high where she is hailed as a charismatic figure. Although born into a family with a long history in law enforcement, rules, propriety, and pesky formalities aren't just for her. Ran stands firm by her motto "Live and play every day like it's your last!" and spices up her life singing, dancing, shopping with her friends and dating boys.
    Get a glimpse of today's Tokyo pop culture through Ran's slapstick school life full of romance, friendship and even a bit of crime-busting!!

    ©2001 Mihona Fujii/Shueisha/TV Tokyo/Gals!Project

    PROJECT 2000s

    KAZE NO YOJIMBO

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 2001–Mar 2002
    Length : 30min X 25 eps
    Broadcasting Station : NTV
    Contact Info : NTV

    A story of a "Man With No Name" is reiterated in this ambitious adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's classic—Yojimbo.
    Set in the modern day Japan, the story unfolds in Kimujuku—a godforsaken town torn by feud between two rival syndicates. The power balance in the town starts to topple upon arrival of a mysterious outlaw called George. Through his craftiness and proficiency in street fighting, George provokes both syndicates and pits them against each other for reasons unknown to anyone. As George continues to play his dangerous games, dark and forgotten secrets of the town gradually start to unravel, taking George close to achieve his goal—to fulfill a certain promise he made 15 years ago.
    Enriched with stylish action and intriguing plot, KAZE NO YOJIMBO is an intense drama that encompasses elements of mystery, comedy and hard boiled action.

    ©KUROSAWA PRODUCTION/Sammy・DENTSU・PIERROT・NTV

    PROJECT 2000s

    HIKARU NO GO

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 2001–Mar 2003
    Length : 30min> X 75 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : Asia/TV TOKYO, Others/DENTSU TEC

    Here is an anime series that played a huge role in popularizing the traditional Japanese board game "Go" among younger generations.
    Go has just been a board game for grandpas or 12-year-old Hikaru until he met the spirit of a Go genius from the ancient Heian period, Sai. Moved by Sai's tragic past and his undying passion to play Go again, Hikaru ends up getting initiated into the world of Go—highly sophisticated board game in which strategy and mental strength play key roles. What started off as a favor however changes to real passion when Hikaru meets a Go prodigy of his own age, Akira. Shocked but also inspired by Akira's skillful moves, Hikaru decides to take his Go to a whole new level. Thus begins Sai and Hikaru's pursuit for a "divine move"!
    Based on an award winning manga, Hikaru no Go sparked a Go fad among children in Japan upon airing of the series. Get ready to be mesmerized by thrills, twists and turns that are beautifully staged on the Go board as Hikaru challenges numbers of tricky rivals!

    ©YUMI HOTTA・HMC・TAKESHI OBATA・NOEL/SHUEISHA・TV TOKYO・DENTSU・PIERROT

    PROJECT 2000s

    KOGEPAN

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Nov 2001–Nov 2001
    Length : 3min X 10 eps
    Broadcasting Station : ANIMAX
    Contact Info : Pierrot

    Ever felt unwanted? Ever felt like luck itself has turned its back on you? Come join the world of Kogepan—a bun who had once been set for greatness until one day when the baker left Kogepan to be burned black, making him unfit to join the group of elite buns.
    Disillusioned and dejected, Kogepan now spends his days sitting at the very corner of the room with blank gaze. Seeing elite buns make grand debut on the bakery's display makes him bitter but he would not settle for being just a sniveling victim. He sometimes tries to "blend in" with the elites and even looks after them despite his complicated feelings. Though his life has not quite turned out the way he hoped, life has not abandoned him. Watch as Kogepan and his bun friends share woes and (sometimes) happiness of being the "unpopular" bunch. Centering narrative on an oddly cute protagonist that was a huge merchandising hit in Japan, Kogepan is today's tragicomedy with subdued sense of pathos.

    ©Sony Magazines Inc./Pony Canyon/Animax/Pierrot ©2001 SAN-X CO., LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

    PROJECT 2000s

    GENSOMADEN SAIYUKI THE MOVIE

    Movie
    Year of Release : 2001
    Length : 95min
    Distributor : Shochiku
    Contact Info : Pierrot

    The popular quartet on the mission to save the world makes a theatrical debut in GENSOMADEN SAIYUKI THE MOVIE!
    The story begins with Sanzo, Sha Gojo, Cho Hakkai and Son Goku saving a girl from a flying beast. The girl, calling herself Houran, invites them to her master's luxurious mansion as a sign of gratitude. Treated with a feast and rooms to stay for the night, the gang indulges in Houran's hospitality. When the night falls, however, the haven turns into a place of wicked nightmare, with Cho Hakkai thrusting a sword into Sha Gojo and Goku strangling Cho Hakkai. Fraught with illusions, the mansion becomes a trap where nothing appears true and everything feels wrong!
    Expect the unexpected as our favorite gang faces off their foe (or friends) in this action-packed fantasy adventure!

    ©2001 KAZUYA MINEKURA/ICHIJINSHA・SAIYUKI THE MOVIE PROJECT

    PROJECT 2000s

    From Original Animation I"s

    Original Animation Video
    Production Year : 2002, 2003
    Length : 30min X 2 eps
    Distributor : h.m.p・DigiCube
    Contact Info : Pierrot

    Heartbreaks, misunderstandings and triangle love...They are all in From Original Animation I"s. Based on I"s—a highly popular love story comic series in the 1990s that sold over 10 million copies, From Original Animation I"s tells a story of bitter sweet love triangle between a boy and two girls. Ichitaka is an indecisive high school boy whose heart is torn between the girl of his dream Iori and his childhood friend Itsuki. Iori has set her mind to pursue career as an actress. Itsuki decides to return to the United States to hone her skills as a molding artist. Ichitaka, unsure of his own feelings, decides to go off on a bike trip in hopes to clear his head and straighten out his feelings toward the two girls. Watch as the three spend their summer vacation in which they try to come to terms with their feelings and set their path for future.

    ©MASAKAZU KATSURA/SHUEISHA/h.m.p

    PROJECT 2000s

    TOKYO UNDERGROUND

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 2002–Sep 2002
    Length : 30min X 26 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : DENTSU TEC

    Set in not so distant future Tokyo, Pierrot presents a thrilling Sci-Fi action that follows a boy's battle to protect a girl of his dreams and humanity from the threat of powerful organization of psychics.
    A hot-blooded teenager Rumina's life is changed forever when he meets Ruri, who has escaped from "Tokyo Underground"—a world beneath Tokyo where psychics reside. Struck by Ruri's beauty, Rumina decides to protect her from her pursuers, only to learn that he is about to wage war on a group of psychics with extraordinary powers and horrifying intentions. Endowed with the power to wield wind by Ruri, Rumina joins force with Ruri's bodyguard Chelsea to fight off a number of assassins that come after Ruri's life.
    Brace yourself for action-packed battles as Rumina goes deep into the dangerous world underneath Tokyo where deadly enemies await!

    ©2002 AKINOBU URAKU/SQUARE ENIX, TV TOKYO, DENTSU, PIERROT

    PROJECT 2000s

    TOKYO MEW MEW

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 2002–Mar 2003
    Length : 30min X 52 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : KODANSHA

    No powered suits. No bulky mechas. No robots and no laser guns. Instead, they can transform and unleash animalistic powers to fight against evil aliens! Meet the Mew Mews—a group of five teen girls who have D.N.A.s of animals who are our only hope to protect the earth from powerful aliens.
    The story begins with Ichigo, the heroine of the series, accidently getting involved in a scientific experiment and infused with the DNA of Iriomote Wild Cat. She learns that she has become a Mew Mew and is told to find other four Mew Mews—each and every girl with the DNAs of different species. With their superhuman abilities, the united Mew Mews fight together against alien parasites called "Chimera Anima".
    Full of action and comedy, TOKYO MEW MEW colorfully depicts the girls come to terms with their super powers (and funny side effects that come along) and develop friendship as they are challenged by numerous events and fierce battles.

    ©2002-2003 Kodansha, TV Aichi/TOKYO MEW MEW committee.

    PROJECT 2000s

    THE TWELVE KINGDOMS

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 2002–Aug 2003
    Length : 30min X 45 eps
    Broadcasting Station : NHK BS-2
    Contact Info : NEP

    Get ready to be swept away to an exotic universe of Twelve Kingdoms as an ordinary girl embarks on a perilous journey to discover her destiny.
    The story starts when a high school girl Yoko meets a mysterious man named Keiki. Keiki takes Yoko to the universe of Twelve Kingdoms but the two are accidentally separated on their way. Yoko arrives the strange world alone and soon finds herself confronted by people's mistrust and deception. As she continues her lonely journey to find her way home, she is forced to face her own flaws and gradually discovers her destiny—that she is the next ruler of the kingdom Kei.
    Set against dynamic backdrop of a parallel universe reminiscent of ancient China, THE TWELVE KINGDOMS is an epic fantasy rich with drama, detailed characterization and beautiful visuals.

    ©FUYUMI ONO・KODANSHA/NHK・NEP

    PROJECT 2000s

    PiNMeN

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : 2002,2005
    Length : 5min X 20 eps (PiNMeN : 12/rework : 8)
    Broadcasting Station : ANIMAX
    Contact Info : DENTSU TEC

    They are small in size. They are diligent workers. They are oddly silent but they do have feelings. They stick up for each other and give all they've got when it comes to labor. They are aliens from a planet with advanced technology but extreme frugality. They are PiNMeN!!
    With their civilization reaching maturity, the concept of war had long been forgotten in PiNMeN's planet. One day, they learn about a stinking-rich planet flourishing with natural resources called the earth. They travel eons of light years to get a share of earthling's wealth—not by invasion or by establishment of intergalactic bond but by wage labor.
    Watch as our naïve aliens take up different sorts of labor on our planet, each time finding themselves exploited by unfeeling, cunning and self-centered humans. PiNMeN is an innovative and rather surrealistic comedy with quirky touch of humor and pathos.

    ©BAK IKEDA/TRILOGY FUTURE STUDIO・PIERROT・ANIMAX・DENTSU

    PROJECT 2000s

    NARUTO

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 2002–Feb 2007
    Length : 30min X 220 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : TV TOKYO

    Pierrot proudly brings the first season of the No. 1 ninja anime that continues to delight fans from all over the world!
    Naruto Uzumaki is a mischievous boy ninja living in the Hidden Leaf Village. There is much more than meets the eye, as within this exuberant and inattentive prankster is sealed the spirit of a powerful creature called Nine-Tailed Fox. The creature once wrecked havoc in Naruto's village and was sealed within the new born baby Naruto by a powerful ninja.
    A powerful creature inside or not, Naruto's performance at the ninja academy is far from up to par and he barely passes ninja exams. This does not deter the optimistic (or rather unthinking) Naruto from pursuing his dream to become a Hokage—a village head-cum-the most powerful ninja.
    Join Naruto and his gang as they throw themselves into wild ninja trainings through which they learn their own strengths and weaknesses, eventually developing mutual respect for each other.

    ©2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO

    PROJECT 2000s

    E'S OTHERWISE

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 2003–Aug 2003
    Length : 30min X 26 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : Marvelous Entertainment

    The World War from the last millennium brought a new order to the world. With nations losing their binding powers, people's identity is now defined by city and organization they belong to. The borderless world, now without threat of economic or ethnic conflicts, seemed to have achieved long sought for peace—or so they thought.
    Kai is a psychic working for a special law enforcement organization called Ashurum. His relationship with Ashurum however begins to change when he gets heavily injured in a counter guerilla operation where he is rescued by Asuka who reveals the shocking truth—psychics are resented and feared by non-psychics. As Kai learns more about Ashurum and their dark devise, he finds himself entangled in a deadly battle that, if he fails, could put an end to the human race. Set in futuristic Japan, E'S OTHERWISE is a Sci-Fi adventure that depicts a war between the controlled society and individuals who are willing to defy the established system.

    ©SATORU YUIGA/SQUARE ENIX, MARVELOUS ENTERTAINMENT, PIERROT, SOTSU

    PROJECT 2000s

    TANTEI GAKUEN Q

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 2003–Mar 2004
    Length : 30min X 45 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TBS
    Contact Info : TBS

    Kyu is a student at a detective academy called Dan Detective School—a detective training school that welcomes students of all ages and all occupations as long as they have a promising quality or two to become detectives. Gifted with astute observation skills and exceptional sense of inspiration, this 14-year-old mystery solver can deduct not only from logic and evidence but also from reading people's minds. Kyu manages to enroll in the elite class called the Q class where he meets other 5 future detective-to-bes. Now begins Kyu's exciting detective training days!
    Watch as Kyu and his unique classmates tackle numerous dangerous cases, eventually building a great team to whom no mystery remains unsolved!

    ©SEIMARU AMAGI・FUMIYA SATO・KODANSHA/TBS・PIERROT

    PROJECT 2000s

    SAIYUKI RELOAD

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 2003–Mar 2004
    Length : 30min X 25 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : DENTSU TEC

    Get ready to continue the wild journey to the West (India, that is) where guns, cigarettes, alcohol and gambling meet sorcery, powerful demons, sutras and martial arts!
    Shangri-La's peace has been toppled by an attempt to resurrect the demon Gyumao. The only hope to restore it is the offbeat gang of Priest Genjo Sanzo, Son Goku, Sha Gojo and Cho Hakkai. As they continue their perilous journey, they are about to face a powerful new enemy as Gyumao's lover appoints Gyumao's son Kougaiji to assassinate the gang.
    With stylish actions and easy rapport between the characters intact, this sequel to the popular fantasy action GENSOMADEN SAIYUKI will take you into yet another thrilling journey!

    ©2003 Kazuya Minekura/Ichijinsha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot

    PROJECT 2000s

    HIKARU NO GO

    –Hokuto hai eno michi–

    TV Special Program
    Initial on air : Jan 2004
    Length : 78min
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : Asia/TV TOKYO, Others/DENTSU TEC

    HIKARU NO GO –Hokuto hai eno michi– is a special episode produced in response to fans' requests who wished to see more of Hikaru and his exciting Go matches.
    In this special episode, we see Hikaru engrossed in Go more than ever as he aspires to outpace Akira and other rivals. One day he learns of a junior team tournament between Japan, Korea and China called the Hokuto Cup. Learning that Akira has already been selected as one of the three players from Japan to fight in the tournament, Hikaru enters the preliminary round to win the remaining ticket for the Cup.
    Watch as Hikaru is challenged by and conquer new moves and new rivals in this special episode!

    ©YUMI HOTTA・HMC・TAKESHI OBATA・NOEL/SHUEISHA・TV TOKYO・DENTSU・PIERROT

    PROJECT 2010s

    MEZZO

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Jan 2004–Mar 2004
    Length : 30min X 13 eps
    Broadcasting Station : UHF
    Contact Info : Happinet

    Here is an action-packed Sci-Fi anime with thrilling plot, wild characters and deadly missions!
    A gun-yielding Kung Fu girl Mikura, an ex-cop Kurokawa and a super mechanic Harada make the formidable trio that is the D.S.A.—Danger Service Agency who undertakes any odd and dangerous jobs. Though Kurokawa tries to steer away from cases that could cost their lives, they somehow always find themselves ensnared in deadly missions. In not so distant future Tokyo where crime rate is high and the arrest rate low, clients come knocking on the DSA doors bringing in cases that are borderline insane!
    Get ready for hyper Sci-Fi action with girls, guns and first rate action sequences!!

    ©2003 Yasuomi Umetsu/MEZZO Committee

    PROJECT 2010s

    SAIYUKI RELOAD GUNLOCK

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 2004–Sep 2004
    Length : 30min X 26 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : DENTSU TEC

    The offbeat quartet of Genjo Sanzo, Sha Gojo, Cho Hakkai and Son Goku is back in the third installment of the popular fantasy action!
    As they fight their way to India, the Sanzo party meets a mysterious duo from the exotic land who expresses unusual interests in them. One of the men has an ability to bring back the dead and holds extreme hatred against monsters. The meeting with the strange duo starts to cast a dark shadow on the party's unity and their mission by which fate of the world hangs.
    Watch as our favorite gang battles against waves of new and powerful enemies, confronting their own team integrity and facing the deep-rooted conflict between monsters and humans.

    ©2004 Kazuya Minekura/Ichijinsha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot

    PROJECT 2000s

    MIDORI NO HIBI

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 2004–Jun 2004
    Length : 30min X 13 eps
    Broadcasting Station : UHF
    Contact Info : BANDAI VISUAL

    17-year-old Seiji has never dated a girl in his whole life. A notorious brawler, everyone fears Seiji as he can knock down any opponent with one blow of his right hand. Every attempt to ask a girl out ends up in total failure as all girls simply fear him—except for Midori. Midori is the only a girl who sees Seiji for who he really is and although she has been in love with him for a long time, she has not been able to bring herself to convey her feelings to him.
    Seiji's loveless life is about to change when Seiji's desperate wish to have a girlfriend and Midori's strong feelings for Seiji manifest themselves in the strangest way possible. Midori's soul merges with Seiji's right hand—the hand feared by everyone as the "demon's hand".
    Seiji and Midori's slapstick love comedy unfolds as they start their strange life together, trying to keep secrets about Seiji's right hand from people.

    ©KAZUROU INOUE/SHOGAKUKAN・BANDAI VISUAL・TOHO・PIERROT

    PROJECT 2000s

    NARUTO THE MOVIE

    –Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow–

    Movie
    Year of Release : 2004
    Length : 83min
    Distributor : TOHO
    Contact Info : Asia/TOHO, Others/TV TOKYO

    Here is the memorable movie in which everyone's favorite ninja boy made the first appearance on the full-length feature film!
    Naruto and his friends are assigned with a mission to escort actress Yukie to Snow Country. When they find themselves ambushed by mysterious enemy who kidnaps Yukie, Naruto and his friends soon learn that there is more to the mission than just babysitting a super-spoiled actress. Find out secrets of Yukie who holds the fate of Snow Country as Naruto and his friends engage in an epic war against the powerful enemy!
    Brace yourself for dynamic action sequences as Pierrot takes full advantage of feature film production that allows Naruto and his friends to go full-scale with wild ninjutsu!

    ©2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO ©NMP 2004

    PROJECT 2000s

    BLEACH

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 2004–Mar 2012
    Length : 30min X 366 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : Asia/DENTSU TEC, Others/TV TOKYO

    Pierrot once again delivers a successful anime adaptation of a highly popular comic series in this stylish fantasy adventure about a teenager who gets embroiled in a fierce battle transcending two worlds.
    Ichigo is a 15-year-old teenager with an exceptionally strong spiritual power that allows him to see spirits. His life takes a dramatic turn when a dangerous lost soul called "Hollow" attacks Ichigo to take away his soul. Rukia, a Soul Reaper whose job is to hunt down Hollows, defends Ichigo however gets severely wounded from the battle. As the last resort, Rukia decides to transfer some of her Soul Reaper powers to Ichigo so he can defeat the Hollow. Ichigo's spiritual power, however, is so strong that he ends up absorbing most of Rukia's energy. Ichigo unleashes tremendous power and expels the Hollow with ease. Ichigo then decides to take Rukia's Soul Reaper job until she can recover her full strength.
    With unique characters and intriguing plot, BLEACH takes you on a wild rollercoaster ride packed with action, humor and desire to see more!

    ©Tite Kubo/Shueisha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot

    PROJECT 2000s

    EMMA

    –A VICTORIAN ROMANCE–

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 2005–Jun 2005
    Length : 30min X 12 eps
    Broadcasting Station : UHF
    Contact Info : FUJI CREATIVE CORPORATION

    Set in the late 19th Century London, EMMA –A VICTORIAN ROMANCE– is a historical romance of star-crossed love between a maid and a son of a wealthy family.
    Hard working and conscientious, Emma is a young maid working for a retired governess named Kelly. Emma's peaceful days are interrupted when she meets Kelly's former student William Jones. William is immediately attracted to Emma's graceful beauty and after several chance meetings, Emma also finds herself in love with this good-hearted gentleman. In the society with strict class consciousness, their love is welcomed only by a few. Challenged by societal barriers and torn between their own feelings and hopes to meet expectation of others, the lovers start to tread the path of hardship.
    Relive the 19th century London depicted with stunning visuals as a beautiful tale of personal and class conflict is delivered by strong narrative.

    ©Kaoru Mori・enterbrain, inc./Emma Production Committee

    PROJECT 2000s

    SUGAR SUGAR RUNE

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Jul 2005–Jun 2006
    Length : 30min X 51 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : Marvelous Entertainment

    Get ready for a sweet battle between two witch girls sprinkled with fun, magic and love!
    Two best friends Chocolat and Vanilla are both candidates for the next Queen of the magical world. For the Queenship competition, they are assigned with a task to collect "hearts"—crystallized feelings of love—from human boys. The one who ends up with more hearts wins the battle and becomes the next Queen.
    As soon as they start their lives in the human world, Chocolat, who used to be the popular girl in the magical world, soon finds herself fighting against odds. Turns out human boys prefer timid Vanilla to self-assertive Chocolat. To make things even more complicated, a mysterious boy Pierre comes into the picture, gradually winning Chocolat's heart. Unlike humans, witches have only one heart and once they have their hearts stolen, they lose their souls too. Will Chocolat be able to learn how to make human boys fall in love with her while defending her own heart from Pierre herself?

    ©Moyoco Anno/KODANSHA・Marvelous Entertainment・PIERROT・TV TOKYO

    PROJECT 2000s

    NARUTO THE MOVIE

    –LEGEND of the STONE of GELEL–

    Movie
    Year of Release : 2005
    Length : 97min
    Distributor : TOHO
    Contact Info : Asia/TOHO, Others/TV TOKYO

    Following a huge success of the first NARUTO movie, Pierrot brings yet another exciting ninja adventure packed with action, formidable enemy and more!
    Naruto and his friends are suddenly attacked during one of their missions by an army led by a mysterious young warrior Temujin. As they engage in a fierce battle, the trio gets separated. Naruto and Temujin fall off a cliff during their combat and are helped by a caravan from whom they learn about a powerful stone called Gelel. Shikamaru, on the other hand, comes across a huge fortress and as he infiltrates inside, he uncovers an evil plot to which Temujin is also a part of.
    Join Naruto and Shikamaru as the story takes them from subterranean ruins to a huge fortress where they are confronted by powerful enemy with nefarious goal that must be stopped!

    ©2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO ©NMP 2005

    PROJECT 2000s

    I"s Pure

    Original Animation Video
    Production Year : 2005, 2006
    Length : 30min X 6 eps
    Distributor : Liverpool
    Contact Info : Pierrot

    The tale of love triangle between Ichitaka, Iori and Itsuki is reiterated in this 6 episodic installments—I"s Pure.
    Closely following the story in the original comic, I"s Pure starts with Ichitaka heading to Christmas party that his beautiful crush Iori will be attending. As Ichitaka walks down the street with his friend Teratani, Ichitaka reminisces of the past two and a half years over which he could not bring himself to tell Iori of his feelings. Ichitaka's relationship with Iori has always been defined with misunderstandings, lost opportunities and most of all, lack of courage on Ichitaka's part to convey his feelings.
    Will Ichitaka finally overcome his uncertainty? Does he stand a chance to turn his friendship with Iori to romance? Find out in I"s Pure—an anime that encapsulates everything that makes teen love a bittersweet yet unforgettable experience!

    ©MASAKAZU KATSURA/SHUEISHA/LIVERPOOL

    PROJECT 2000s

    NARUTO THE MOVIE

    –GUARDIANS OF THE CRESCENT MOON KINGDOM–

    Movie
    Year of Release : 2006
    Length : 95min
    Distributor : TOHO
    Contact Info : Asia/TOHO, Others/TV TOKYO

    Circus animals, ninja battles, spoiled royal family, Rock Lee in action and bloody coup in a tropical country—what more can you ask of the third Naruto movie?
    In the much-awaited third movie, Naruto, Kakashi, Sakura and Rock Lee are assigned with an escort mission to take a Prince and his son back to their tropical kingdom called the Crescent Moon Kingdom. They soon learn that the kingdom is an excessively wealthy one as the Prince and his son splurge in extravagance even to the extent of purchasing a whole circus because the son takes fancy in one of the circus animals. When they finally reach the kingdom, however, circus animals and spoiled royal family become the least of their worries as they find themselves embroiled in a political coup to overthrow the Prince!
    With essential Naruto TV series spirit intact, NARUTO THE MOVIE –GUARDIANS OF THE CRESCENT MOON KINGDOM– explores the theme of friendship while going full-on with spectacular action sequences of theatrical scale!

    ©2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO ©NMP 2006

    PROJECT 2000s

    BLEACH THE MOVIE

    –MEMORIES OF NOBODY–

    Movie
    Year of Release : 2006
    Length : 93min
    Distributor : TOHO
    Contact Info : Asia/DENTSU TEC, Others/TV TOKYO

    Ichigo and his Soul Reaper gang make a grand debut on a feature film with BLEACH THE MOVIE –MEMORIES OF NOBODY–!
    The story begins with Karakuracho suddenly getting swarmed over by hordes of unidentified spiritual creatures. They are dispatched by a mysterious Soul Reaper called Senna. The Soul Society also experiences an inexplicable phenomenon in which the image of the world of the living is projected against the sky. Ichigo learns that these events are the signs of balance between the two worlds collapsing and Ganryu, the mastermind behind the plot, is after Senna for some reason. As the countdown for the end of the world starts, Ichigo and his friends set out to wage war against Ganryu and his clan.
    Stylish actions, comedic elements, unique characters and gripping drama—everything that you love about BLEACH is here—only with a little more loudness and spectacle that are luxury of a feature film!

    ©Tite Kubo/Shueisha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot ©BMP 2006

    PROJECT 2000s

    NARUTO SHIPPUDEN

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Feb 2007–
    Length : 30min
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : TV TOKYO

    Two and a half years have passed since Naruto and his friends parted Sasuke. Slightly matured but with his loudness and recklessness intact, Naruto comes back to the Hidden Leaf Village with his friends. Their return to the village is no vacation as they are fully aware of the increasing threat of Akatsuki who are after the power of the Nine-Tailed Fox sealed within Naruto. Sasuke, who is bent on getting revenge on the Hidden Leaf Village for his family's death, also casts dark shadow over the village.
    Follow Naruto and his gang in the second season of the popular ninja adventure as they find themselves embroiled in deadly war against the powerful new enemy while they question, suffer and reaffirm the true meaning of their friendship.

    ©2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO/2007 SHIPPUDEN

    PROJECT 2000s

    BLUE DRAGON

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 2007–Mar 2008
    Length : 30min X 51 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : TV TOKYO

    Brace yourself for a quest filled with danger, magic and monsters! Based on a popular Xbox RPG, BLUE DRAGON follows a band of 6 unique travelers on their journey to stop Nene, the evil king of Grankingdom from taking over the world.
    Long ago, a war broke out between the forces of Light and Darkness. The war was finally put to an end by "Seven Warriors of Light" who, using the power of Shadow, sealed the forces of Darkness. Over the years, the Soldiers' powers were passed down from generation to generation without anyone's knowledge...
    The story begins when Shu and Kluke's village is suddenly attacked by Nene's army. Zola, a mysterious Shadow wielder and her apprentice Jiro witness Shu unleash his hidden power and summon his Blue Dragon. Zola tells Shu and Kluke about the Shadow powers and the history behind it. Shu and Kluke decide to join Zola on her journey to find the remaining Warriors of Light scions and to save the world from forces of Darkness.

    ©BLUE DRAGON PROJECT/TV TOKYO

    PROJECT 2000s

    EMMA

    –A VICTORIAN ROMANCE 2–

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 2007–Jul 2007
    Length : 30min X 12 eps
    Broadcasting Station : UHF
    Contact Info : FUJI CREATIVE CORPORATION

    The second season of the highly acclaimed historical romance takes Emma away from London to a new house of the Molders family.
    On a train away from London and her beloved William, Emma meets Dorothea, a lady from a German upper class family who takes an instant liking in Emma and employs her as a maid. Emma's new chapter in life starts at Molders' residence where she is placed to work with numerous servants for the first time. Although bewildered at first by the new working environment, Emma eventually grows friendship with others and starts to grow fond of the newly found place. Back in London, William is unable to give up his feeling for Emma. His fiancé Eleanor comforts him with her sweet nature and William gradually starts to warm up to her, whom he initially regarded merely as his family's pawn for beneficial marriage.
    Will Emma and Wiliam find solace in friendship and learn to embrace propriety defined by the social conventions? Or will they hold onto their feelings strong enough to defy the institution?

    ©Kaoru Mori・ENTERBRAIN, INC./Emma2 Production Committee

    PROJECT 2000s

    NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE

    Movie
    Year of Release : 2007
    Length : 95min
    Distributor : TOHO
    Contact Info : TV TOKYO

    Naruto made a comeback to the TV with the second season Naruto Shippuden and now he is also back on the movie with NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE!
    A powerful demon that once drove the world to the verge of destruction has been resurrected by a mysterious individual. Naruto and his friends are assigned to protect priestess Shion from the Ogre Country who is the only person that can seal the demon. Beside her ability to seal the demon, Shion is also gifted with another ability to foretell people's deaths. To Naruto's shock, Shion foretells that Naruto will soon die. The only way to escape the fate that Shion divines is to leave from her side. Never the type to run away, Naruto sets his mind to defy his fate, even at the cost of his death!
    Watch slightly-grown up Naruto as he wages war against the worst enemy one could have—his own death!

    ©2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO/2007 SHIPPUDEN ©NMP 2007

    PROJECT 2000s

    BLEACH THE MOVIE

    –The DiamondDust Rebellion–

    Movie
    Year of Release : 2007
    Length : 92min
    Distributor : TOHO
    Contact Info : Asia/DENTSU TEC, Others/TV TOKYO

    The second BLEACH movie features one of the most popular characters, Captain Hitsugaya. Hitsugaya's team is assigned with transportation of a highly powerful royal seal. Their journey is interrupted when a mysterious group suddenly attacks them and steals the seal. Hitsugaya engages in a combat with the leader of the attackers at first but takes off from the scene, leaving his teammates behind. The Soul Society deems Hitsugaya guilty of stealing the royal seal and calls for his execution. Ichigo starts his own investigation into the matter with the help from his friends and eventually learns the truth behind Hitsugaya's strange behavior.
    Will Ichigo and his gang be able to clear Hitsugaya's name before it's too late? Find out in this fast-paced, thrilling theatrical feature that has all the elements that BLEACH fans are looking for!

    ©Tite Kubo/Shueisha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot ©BMP 2007

    PROJECT 2000s

    SAIYUKI RELOAD

    –burial–

    Original Animation Video
    Production Year : 2007, 2008
    Episodes : 3
    Length : episode1/43min
    episode2/26min
    episode3/31min
    Distributor : Frontier Works
    Contact Info : DENTSU TEC

    Here is an OVA for those who just can't get enough of the wild Saiyuki gang.
    The three-volume SAIYUKI RELOAD –burial– recounts stories of each character's past before they banded together. Witness ruthless succession battle over the Sanzo Hoshi title in the chapter of "Ukoku" and get a glimpse of Genjyo's youth in "Genjyo Sanzo" chapter. The "Son Goku" chapter reveals the meeting of Genjyo Sanzo and Goku while "Hakkai & Gojo" chapter focuses on the meeting of the formidable Saiyuki quartet. With stylish action and dynamic storytelling kept intact, SAIYUKI RELOAD –burial– is a must-see for any and every Saiyuki fans!

    ©2006 Kazuya Minekura, Ichijinsha/OVASaiyukiR-P

    PROJECT 2000s

    BLUE DRAGON

    –TRIALS OF THE 7 SHADOWS–

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 2008–Mar 2009
    Length : 30min X 51 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : TV TOKYO

    Two years have passed since the war against Darkness. Shu and his friends have formed a Resistance group and continue their battle against the Rosenkroitz army led by General Logi.
    A new threat arrives with a mysterious object suddenly falling from the sky. Shu and Bouquet run to the scene and meet a boy named Noi. Although they have never met, Noi seems to know Shu by his name and arrogantly tells him that Shu will be killed soon. Before they can question Noi what he means, a giant dragon suddenly appears and starts attacking them. In their desperate struggle, Noi uses his special ability and Blue Dragon is resummoned once again from Shu's shadow.
    With new friends to travel with and new mysteries to solve, a new chapter of fantasy adventure BLUE DRAGON begins!

    ©BLUE DRAGON PROJECT/TV TOKYO

    PROJECT 2000s

    NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE

    –Bonds–

    Movie
    Year of Release : 2008
    Length : 93min
    Distributor : TOHO
    Contact Info : TV TOKYO

    The second Naruto Shippuden theatrical feature begins with a surprise attack on the Hidden Leaf Village by a group of flying ninjas. They are soon revealed to be Sora-nin, ninjas from the Sky Country that the Hidden Leaf Village have destroyed in the past. When Naruto and his friends hasten back to the village, they are met by a doctor named Shinnou who helps heal the injured villagers. At the same time, Shinnou's student, Amaru, arrives and asks for help with his village which has also come under attack by unidentified enemy. Naruto and his friends head to Amaru's village, together with Shinnou. As they engage in fierce battles against the once forgotten ninjas of the Sky Country, the battle ground turns into a stage of fateful encounter when none other than Naruto's best friend cum rival Sasuke appears!
    With amazing aerial battles, gripping plot and the much anticipated appearance of Sasuke, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE –Bonds– will keep you hooked until the climactic end!

    ©2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO/2007 SHIPPUDEN ©NMP 2008

    PROJECT 2000s

    BLEACH THE MOVIE

    –Fade to Black–

    Movie
    Year of Release : 2008
    Length : 94min
    Distributor : TOHO
    Contact Info : Asia/DENTSU TEC, Others/TV TOKYO

    The third BLEACH theatrical feature puts Ichigo in a situation reminiscent of the beginning of the series—he is once again pitted against members of the Gotei 13.
    Seireitei faces an unprecedented crisis when a mysterious pair attacks Mayuri Kurotsuchi in his laboratory. The attack triggers an explosion of reishi that devastates Seireitei. Rukia is also attacked and abducted by the same pair that attacked Mayuri. Ichigo and Kon learn of the disaster but when they go to the Soul Society, they are shocked to learn that Soul Reapers have lost all memories related to Ichigo and Rukia. Ichigo and Kon are now regarded as intruders and forced to run away from those who were once their comrades.
    It is now up to Ichigo to put things back to what things used to be. Will he retrieve Rukia and everyone else's memories back or will he have to leave Rukia to fade into the blackness where memories of their friendship would be lost forever?

    ©Tite Kubo/Shueisha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot ©BMP 2008

    PROJECT 2000s

    FLOWERING YOUTH

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 2009–Feb 2010
    Length : 30min X 39 eps
    Broadcasting Station : NHK BS-2
    Contact Info : Pierrot

    How does a 14-year-old girl pick the love of her life from three boys who happen to be all rich and drop-dead gorgeous? Find out in FLOWERING YOUTH, an anime based on a smash hit girl's manga whose popularity still resonates to this day with musical adaptation.
    Kajika is an heiress to the powerful Burnsworth family conglomerate. One day, her father offers to tell her about the destiny that awaits her if she can bring to him her future husband. Since the day she agrees to the proposition, Kajika meets three attractive young boys—cool headed and sarcastic Eugene, Prince Rumaty of Raginei kingdom and Carl, an heir to the Burnsworths' rival conglomerate. As the game of courtship begins, Kajika eventually finds out that there is more than meets the eye in the wedding game.
    Find out who Kajika finally chooses as her better half as thrilling drama of love and political turmoil unfolds against the picturesque high-class society where more than love comes into play in marriage.

    ©INA/NHK, Sogovision, Pierrot

    PROJECT 2000s

    NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE

    –The Will of Fire–

    Movie
    Year of Release : 2009
    Length : 95min
    Distributor : TOHO
    Contact Info : TV TOKYO

    A political tension arises when ninjas from Hidden Villages of Cloud, Stone, Mist and Sand with special abilities called "kekkei genkai" go missing one after another. Each country turns suspicious eye on the Hidden Leaf Village—the only village that has not fallen victim to the disappearance case. The tension builds even further when an illusionary figure of a mysterious ninja Hiruko appears in each country, declaring the Fourth Shinobi World War! Tsunade declares martial law, ordering ninjas to prepare for potential attacks. When the fragile peace between five countries seems to lose its balance, it is revealed that Kakashi has left the village. Naruto and Sakura set out to bring Kakashi back but Tsunade orders the other ninjas to stop the two.
    Prepare for an epic battle in which our favorite ninjas fight to uphold the legacy of the Country of Fire!

    ©2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO/2007 SHIPPUDEN ©NMP 2009

    PROJECT 2000s

    LETTER BEE

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 2009–Mar 2010
    Length : 30min X 25 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : Asia/DENTSU TEC, Others/TV TOKYO

    In a mystical land called Amberground are Letter Bees—national letter carriers whose job is to deliver people's "hearts" across the land plagued with dangerous beasts. Letters, parcels, humans, animals—they carry anything that embodies senders' feelings or hearts that they wish to convey to their receivers.
    Lag Seeing has once been delivered by a Letter Bee named Goos when he was little. The memory of Goos risking his life to carry Lag left Lag with aspiration to become a Letter Bee himself. A few years later, Lag starts his career as a novice Letter Bee with Niche, a bodyguard girl with legendary creature's blood in her veins. In the course of his profession, Lag learns that his hero Goos is no longer registered as a Letter Bee. Lag swears to search Goos out and find out the secret behind his disappearance.

    ©Hiroyuki Asada/SHUEISHA, LBP, TV TOKYO

    PROJECT 2000s

    YUMEIRO PATISSIERE

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 2009–Sep 2010
    Length : 30min X 50 eps
    Broadcasting Station : YTV, NTV etc
    Contact Info : DENTSU TEC

    Indulge yourself in a school life full of fun, challenges and dreams in this "sweet" animated series! Pierrot joined forces with Japan's famous pâtissier, Sadaharu Aoki and Western confectionary association to bring you a sweet-filled school comedy that follows a girl with a dream to become a great pastry chef!
    The heroine of the story Ichigo never thought herself to have any talent or special skills nor had any dreams for the future. Her only passion has been in eating cakes. It only takes a chance meeting with a genius pâtissier Henri to change everything and set this 14-year-old sweet-tooth on a path to become a great pâtissière. With Henri's recommendation, Ichigo enrolls in St Marie Academy where she meets "Sweet Spirits" and a horde of unique friends who aspire to make their dreams come true with their talents in different sweets-making. Ichigo's initiation to the world of pastry making is far from being easy but with her love for sweets and her exceptional taste that Henri saw in her, Ichigo starts to turn challenges and mistakes into success, gradually honing her baking skills as a result!

    ©NATSUMI MATSUMOTO/SHUEISHA-YUMEIRO PATISSIERE PROJECT